Makers of fine Brass

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Guest, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Any favorites between Norma or Lapua Brass. The Norma is in stock for 6.5-284 LApua is not...Anywhere.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Both are excellent brass. Both have drilled primer flash holes and good quality. My 1000 yd buddies like the Norma and say it is a little stronger. I went that way three years ago and have had no problems. Probably price and availability will be the final decider. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
  3. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Both are excellent brass. Both have drilled primer flash holes and good quality. My 1000 yd buddies like the Norma and say it is a little stronger. I went that way three years ago and have had no problems. Probably price and availability will be the final decider. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

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    Well, I prefer Lapua, and I have heard the opposite on case life.

    Lapua actually has it in writing on their boxes of brass"...will go 10 loadings or more..."

    But you are right--no lapua brass in the country for at least a couple weeks.

    Got 6 firings on my lapua now with no end in site...

    YMMV,
    JB
     
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I had no problem getting Lapua 6.5x284 brass, if it dried up I'm unaware of it.

    I have read some recent posts indicating inconsistent neck wall thickness in both the Lapua and Norma cases. I have already neck turned all of my Lapua cases and never bothered to check them first. They are very consistent now. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    For what its worth, John Hoover and his family all use Winchester brass in their 1,000yd guns. That's gotta tell ya something. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif I believe that Winchester only makes 284 Win brass, not 6.5x284.

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  5. Guest

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    Can you share where you are getting the Lapua Brass?

    Joe
     
  6. waylon

    waylon Well-Known Member

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    Midwayusa has norma brass for the 6.5x284 in stock and the price for 100 is 62.99.
     
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    brian b Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of both Lapua and Norma 6.5-284 that I use in my 6mm-284, they both weigh virtualy the same my load is interchangable between the two and the only difference I can really tell is when I neck turn for my tight neck chamber, the Lapua is tougher.
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  8. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Id be surprised if midway actually has any.

    there is a plac in canada that has some, but it was over 70$US/100

    Lapua discontinued the 6.5-284 brass for a bit and was SUPPOSED to start production and have it in country again near the end of Feb

    call Amy Bruno at 800-455-0350 and she will fill you in.

    JB
     
  9. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    My last purchase of Lapua 6.5x284 brass was from midsouthshooterssupply.com. According to their web site they will be backordered until 4-15-05.

    Apparently there is a supply problem.

    VH
     
  10. Guest

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    That is a bummer...Sinclair says till begining of march and then they should have some...Hmmmm

    Joe
     
  11. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    The problem is NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS when it will be back in country /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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  12. Guest

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    Guess we have to wait it out. If wait is too long I guess we can always use Norma

    Thanks for the replies

    Joe
     
  13. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    I also need to buy 6,5-284 brass.

    I have been shooting a 6,5 x55 with both norma and lapua cases; some of the norma ´s primer pockets were or had become so wide that the primer just fell off¡¡ I cannot really tell if there had been high pressures affecting the cases because I got them second hand, but......
     
  14. jsali

    jsali Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if there is anywhere in Canada to get Norma or Lapua brass. If not which is better between the lesser grades of brass (winchester, remington, etc..)?